From the runway to the streets, blunt bangs and textured waves have been making a major comeback. Bangs can be worn a bit wispy, short or chunky. They add depth and edge to textured hairstyles. Do note, however, that after about 30 days or so, your bangs will need a touch-up. As with most DIY projects, it's probably safer to seek a professional if you are not comfortable doing this at home yourself. If you are adept with the shears though, you can save money by maintaining your bangs from the comfort of your own home with these 5 steps.
Here’s how to do your own cut your own bangs:
1. Wash and dry your hair
You want to make sure that your hair is dry so you don’t cut off too much and you want it clean so oils and debris don’t weight it down. For tighter curls, blow-out the bangs so you can get a better idea of their length.
2. Gather your bangs between the fingers
Use the fingers of your non-dominant (the hand you won’t be cutting with). Make sure that the bang section of your hair is flat and spread out evenly.
3. Slide your fingers to the edge
Gently slide your fingers with the bangs still in between them, closer to the edge of your hair and leave about 1 centimeter of hair sticking out from the ends. You want to begin by trimming in small sections, as you can always go back and trim more later if you want. Repeat the process until you are happy with the length.
4. Add texture
Now slide your fingers down on your bangs, leaving 1-2 inches of hair sticking out from ends of your fingers. Hold your shears in a vertical position and cut up and into the bangs. The closer to the scalp you cut, the more defined your bangs will appear. Although this may take some getting used to, it doesn’t have to be precise.
Once you have snipped along the enter bang-line, brush out the hair that was cut and repeat if you feel it necessary. The more you do this part, the more texture you will add to your bangs.
For this look, we suggest adding texture to fine, limp hair with something like AG Beach Bomb. Smooth your bangs (while keeping in mind to not weigh them down) with Paul Mitchell's Super Skinny Serum. And for overall sheen and moisture, run a palm-sized amount of Design Essentials Daily Moisturizing Lotion through your entire hair.